FOOLED YA! by Jordan D. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An eye-opener for readers who think their brains have it all figured out (but look what's telling them that, as the old joke goes). (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A catalog of trickery, from optical illusions to scams and advertising. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 10, 2017

"Brisk and appealing historical vignettes, as readable as they are revealing. (writers' profiles, index) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Biographical highlights and sidelights from a dozen, mostly veteran, nonfiction authors. Read full book review >

LITTLE LEADERS by Vashti Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Perfect for exploring together at bedtime or for children to browse independently, a gorgeous invitation for children of all backgrounds, and especially for black girls, to learn about black women who were pioneers. (Collective biography. 6-12)"
Visual artist Harrison introduces 40 trailblazing black women from United States history in this inspiring volume for young readers. Read full book review >
FOOLISH HEARTS by Emma Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The course of true love never did run smooth, but in the case of these two lovers, the journey is worth your while. (Fiction. 13-18)"
In Mills' (This Adventure Ends, 2016, etc.) latest, the beginning of senior year leads to new friendships and new love. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF THE READERS by Django Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Three cheers for a female protagonist who demonstrates strong leadership skills without losing the prospect of love or friendship. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alice Creighton finds out surprising truths about her own origins in this fourth and final book in the Forbidden Library series. Read full book review >

THE CRIMS by Kate Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Jolly good criminal fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Imogen's plan to become head girl at Lilyworth Ladies' College is sabotaged when she's exposed as belonging to a (singularly inept) crime family; to overturn her expulsion, she must prove they were framed for a heist they're proud of. Read full book review >
EXTREME SURVIVORS by Kimberly Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Perspective-building intros to some of our most ancient relatives. (timeline, summary facts, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Ten creatures that make the dinosaurs look like newcomers. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
More answers to questions common and otherwise from the veteran author of Ask a Science Teacher (2013). Read full book review >
A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSPORTATION by Tom Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A history of transportation, indeed, and a book of wonders as well. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From putting one foot in front of the other to the X-37B space drone, Jackson and Shepherd combine to make the path of transportation as wiggly-wriggly as a night crawler—and as crazily alluring. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A bit patchy productionwise, but vivacious and well-argued. (timeline, glossary, source list, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
A tribute to the indefatigable Supreme Court justice—the only member of that esteemed bench ever to become a meme. Read full book review >
R.I.P. ELIZA HART by Alyssa Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A public-service announcement about mental illness wrapped up as a compelling mystery that will keep readers going until the hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sometimes mean girls have a reason. Read full book review >
FINAL FALL  by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Mori's crackerjack characterization (balanced between appealing and appalling) and the tight pacing overcome this finale's weaknesses of plotting and prose. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The origin of an antihero. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >